We are on a mission to build resilience in our community by nurturing a new generation of social justice advocates!
Building community capacity to combat hate and racism requires the collaboration of young leaders passionate about racial equity to help sustain the anti-racism movement.
“Our future rests in the hands of the next generation. We owe it to them to ensure that they are ready.” – Amy Go, CCNC-SJ President
Our Social Justice Advocacy Training & Mentorship program facilitates community resilience and advances sustainable actions through training, mentoring, and connecting like-minded individuals with prominent leaders in law, education, and creatives to confront and tackle hate and racism.
Young advocates will be immersed in an active multidisciplinary learning environment guided by our mentors and project goals to build their knowledge, apply their skills, and collaborate with others.
HOW IT WORKS
Social justice advocacy training is provided through a webinar series with a focus on building equality through an anti-racism and anti-oppression lens. Each webinar includes 2 speakers, followed by Q&A
Participants will have the opportunity to have access to a pool of mentors and other young advocates based on their strengths, areas of focus, and interests.
Mentees are welcome to join CCNC-SJ’s ongoing projects and initiatives where they can practice and apply their skills and knowledge through project-based goals and community engagement.
Webinar 1 – Policy Analysis & Research
Webinar 2 – Community Engagement & Outreach
Webinar 3 – Allyship, Partnership, & Solidarity
Webinar 4 – Media & Communications
Webinar 5 – Capacity & Funding
Webinar 6 – Finding Your Cause
Opportunities to collaborate with others with a shared goal are encouraged through peer review support and workshops during the program with regular check-ins and communication.
Training and mentorship require at least 2-3 hours of commitment throughout a 6-month term to achieve a certificate of completion. Commitment to volunteering and contributing to CCNC-SJ projects is at the discretion of mentees who can dedicate time to complete project goals.
Our focus is to raise awareness on issues of racial equity in Asian Canadian communities, by cultivating the skills and knowledge of young leaders with a passion for social justice and racial equity in different sectors across Canada.
Our partners create a unique experience through their wide and diverse networks that connect deeply to social justice advocacy with an anti-oppression and anti-racism focus on education and policy and system reform to necessitate accessible resources and frameworks that empower and uplift Asian Canadians.
Through our partnerships, we brought together an advisory committee to guide the development of our mentorship program, connect participants to experts and community leaders, and provide access to enriching ideas, resources, and materials to strengthen the skills of community leaders and organizers.
The focus of this program is social justice advocacy training provided through our webinar series with access to resources and materials that focus on building equality through an anti-racism and anti-oppression lens.
This program is open to community leaders, organizers, and activists who are actively advocating for racial and social equity and equality or have other involvement in advancing equity and social justice with a passion for system reform and racial justice.
This program is suitable for youths (ages 18+) who identify as east or southeast Asian Canadians with a passion for social equity and system reform and are seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge.
Created in collaboration with our community partners and supported by the Government of Canada and TD Bank.
More to come!